Nighttime Ninja - Barbara Dacosta (2012)

ISBN 10 : 03162 0384X
ISBN 13 : 978 01362 03845
A Sweet Mission
       A Ninja! A mission! A target! A ninja goes on a mission. The mission is to attain a target. The target is, well, inside a refrigerator. 

        It has been a quiet, night time. When the clock strikes midnight, the ninja starts on his mission. He crosses all the hurdles by climbing, clambering and with all his ninja techniques. Nothing is going to stop this brave ninja from accomplishing his mission.

         But, wait, someone turned on the light and caught this ninja red handed with his special midnight treat, he savored from refrigerator. Who stopped him and what happened?

    Art By : Ed Young

      Published By : Little, Brown Books For Young Readers

      Number of Pages : 32

      Classification : Funny

      Age : Preschooler, Kindergartener, Grades 1- 3

My Comment:

      'Ninja' is a hot topic in our household and no wonder my kids would get excited for anything, connected with ninja. But, when a cool book (like this one) is connected with ninja, there are no boundaries for excitement.

        A kid playing ninja strategies, to get his mid night treat from fridge, is a simple yet lovely idea. Around this mischievous idea, the author has built a suspense line, that gives a variety of shades (suspense, fun, action) to this book.  The book has very less words (less than hundred). But I consider this as a huge positive, as it gives lot of room for a kid's imagination.(My elder one played background sounds and suspense themes, whenever the book goes silent).

        Also, when the artwork by Ed Young (Caldecott Winner and Honor - Lon Po Po, Seven Blind Mice, The Emperor and The Kite) is extensive and deep, there is a good judgement for less texts in the book. The cut-out works in the book deserve  a separate time to go through, as they reflect utmost creativity and uniqueness.

        For all the little ninjas, wandering around the house for special treats, this book is a certain entertainer.

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  1. This sounds delightful and I believe will be the third ninja book that we have on our to be bought list this year lol. Thanks for a great review and for joining the Kid Lit Blog Hop

    1. Good luck with the ninja collection. I can totally understand this, as I have two great ninja fans at home. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. My grandson is obsessed with anything ninja, in fact he goes to "ninja" training several times a! I am definitely adding this book to my ever growing reading list for him. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!

    1. A 'ninja' training? That sounds cute. No surprises, he would love this book. Thanks for giving your feedback.


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